September 26, 2023

How ‘Black Lightning’ Became a Superhero Show With a Social Conscience (Exclusive)

Black Lightning's back. The CW launches its latest DC Comics offering in the comic book genre on Tuesday, but the story of the man behind the suit, Jefferson Pierce (Hart of Dixie's Cress Williams), won't follow the typical superhero path. Set in the fictional town of Freeland, Black Lightning explores a man's struggles to keep his family and his community safe from increased crime and corruption due to the rise of the powerful One Hundred gang. Retired for the past nine years from his...

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